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government is preparing for the next national emergency. also at 2:30 the senate small business committee reviews the status of several covid-19 relief programs including the paycheck protection loan program. again, that's all live at c-span.org. on thursday facebook ceo mark zuckerberg google ceo and twitter ceo jack dorsey testify on combating misline information before a joint and virtual hearing watch live at noon eastern on c-span 3. online at c-span.org or listen on the free c-span radio app. >> president biden visited the james cancer center in columbus ohio tuesday to learn more about advances in car cancer research. [silence]
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>> good afternoon. welcome home, mr. president. >> thank you for joining us on this very momentous day, of course, 11 years to this day affordable care act legislation signed as part of that was 100 million dollar grant toward the ohio state university radiation oncology department which i was very honored to be part of very competitive process. certainly, this grant award was transportational for ohio state and legislation itself was hugely transformal for in the entire country. but really like to take this opportunity to describe what type of impact this legislation and grant has had on the institution and cancer patients in general. so really the way we view this is that this is a war on cancer and you're our commander in
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chief we're your lieutenants but first and foremost servant to cancer patients to give them the best care possible. so we thank you for all of your support. now if you'll notice, mr. president, we're standing by what we call the belt of hope. so let me explain kind of the significance if i could, mr. president. typically about 70% of all cancer patients receive radiation at some point during their treatment. and typically these treatment courses can last up to six to eight weeks per patient. a long course of treatment. and patients go through a lot during the course of treatment. so the tradition here in our department is the very last treatment -- in the patients will ring the bell and it's symbolic of several things, mr. president. it's symbolic of bravery, it's
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symbolic of the resiliency of the patient, they're overcoming long odds here. long, long odds and finally it is symbolic of hope. hope for the future. so this bell right here means a lot not only to us but our patient population. so really thanks for letting me share that with you. >> unfortunately i'm pretty familiar with the bell. not here but -- my son when he came home he decorated war hero from iraq, was diagnosed with stage four and you know then it is only a matter of months, not if going live in most cases, and i had a chance to visit literally -- president put me in charge of
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the so-called and when i announce i wasn't going to seek election that year last year of our administration that my only regret to pressure of asking regrets i said ahead of time my only regret was that i wasn't going to be the president to preside over cancer and end of cancer as we know it not all cancer but as we know it and the president allowed me to do this. and one of the they thinks that i think you should be giving credit for is the use of radiation is a very complex thing. and my son anyway, my son underwent it and one of the things that is happening can tell you radiation is a complicated deal. now there's talk about using protons that do not do as much
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damage. radiation killing all of the bad things but also in the good thing -- and so therapy as you're working on you know, i think hold the keen one of the things that i want to do and we talked about -- and e talk about it is you know the defense department dock has provision called darpa. darpa is a separate agency within the defense department which is -- a 300 billion plus operation that works on things completely separate from with the rest of the military is doing to deal with the problems of the future. they're guys who came up with the whole idea of the internet. they're ones that did internet al gore did -- and also the guy that folks with gee position whole range of thingings. i like to see i'm convinced
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after we did the beau biden initiative last thing we did in congress i was there -- as vice president is that i think if we can focus on and make investments that drug companies can't make they're not going to make a $200 million dollar investment you know for example a new form of, you know, therapy. and so i hope we're going to be able to convince congress on introducing this before the year is out probably. i would like to have an arpah instead of just darpa defense. this is going to be for the department of health and health and h to set a separate entity to do experimental things e say to the press here if we don't do something, for example, about alzheimer's every single bed in
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american hospitals today will be occupied by someone with alzheimer's within 20 years. every single bit. this fie and colleagues around the country have a chance to deal with cancer in a way that is never thought about before. and this is one of the great hospitals -- i want to thank you. >> thank you mr. president. cancer patient and this is where one of the aca grad -- [inaudible conversations] of improving our technology and in the department. so this patient is here this is -- dummy set up for brain radiation we have these type of tumors are among most aggressive among all tumors because number one they're invisible you can't see them microscopic using mri scan
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so tracking them -- often located next to critical structures too so challenge is to give the tumor a high dose while protecting issues. so these types of like the edge system is one of the most cutting edge in terms of delivering high doses to tumor protecting tissue this is represents a significant advance in the treatment of these type of tumors technological stand point. as a result, stations would have type of tumors with steadily improving outcome although this is a tough -- these tumors are tough to concur very much -- so really are starting to see promise and signs for some of these --
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and -- [inaudible conversations] >> to break the blood brain barrellier. >> that's probably you have itest challenge to deliver an effective drug you can have the most effective drug in a petry dish. but to overcome the blood brain barrier is a difficult proposition. so the best drug therapies often fall short -- that brings new technology that emerge as consequences of the grad mr. president which is one behind you the movatron this is work of our very first device. and what i mean by flash therapy, mr. president, is superhigh dose of radiation that are about 10,000 more powerful than conventional that device is
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about 10,000 teams more powerful and the entire treatment course in this is delivered -- [inaudible conversations] yes six to eight weeks condense and less than a tenth of a second. so mr. president, we're working right now to develop the safety, kind of making this a safe as possible for use of human subjects we're working to conduct clinical trials on dogs, cats and horses and cancers pef one of the best in the world here -- dogs are predisposed so a good model to use oftentimes therapies aren't very effective. so if this pans out mr. president this would be a game changer for cancer -- >> accuracy is -- rng ac say accuracy is with it.
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by the way. dogs may help kill cancer. not a joke dogs are able to not because of -- 400 pounds of human. they smell cancer. in people's legs it is a fascinating thing. comforting or more help to feel hear more about cancer development like this? smtion it is mostly hopeful because i don't to see anybody go through what my son went through. nothing you shouldn't be aware of. probably more soldiers, sailors airmen, marines, coming home with brain cancers than any time in american history because of the exposure, there's a lot of research that has to still be done to determine whether or not
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exposure to toxin in air has had something to do with it. also, you have an awful lot of these i.e.d. cause trauma in brain so it is something that i'm going to encourage us to spend a lot more time in the government focusing on. a little bit like you know, used to have to with agent arms you have to prove that even though you were drenched in it and rained on you whatever your problem was is a consequence of that and very hard to prove. i finally got a bill passed to senator saying you were drenched, you're automatically assumed. whatever your problem is related to that. same now with i.e.d. if you're near concussion you have a assumed government has a responsibility for it. and there's a lot going on, and dock can tell you more but one thing that shake me is the idea we're moving into potential of
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immune no therapy initiative that -- injengted a virus into the brain. >> exactly. injecteed a virus into the they were getty of the human body of the virus but it kept going, and because there had been some damage from radiation on the blood vessel it got -- didn't work but there's real hope for people. there's real hope. >> with this flash therapy there's much more with immunotherapy than conventional we've provided. >> not that agree -- but -- >> proton treat our first patient in 2023 and confine benefits of proton flash and immune no therapy.
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>> explain radiation and proton. >> great question really important. >> >> with conventional therapy like this unit behind you this is high produce level x-ray radiation that penetrates goes through normal tissue and tumor so everything is normal tissue and tumor together. with proton therapy the dose stops right at the tumor. so you're not hitting normal tissues a major advancement in treatment of cancer. >> treating sometimes is a very bad thing also you can destroy it -- a normal tissue. you can destroy the cancer to hit that but it goes through the cancer and destroys whatever is beyond it not just in the brain or whenever so that's why -- i think some of the few of the cancer facility are argued that we should try to pox --
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focus on proton that doesn't have the same application as it does less damage when there is damage done, and it really is one of my regrets becoming president i had to give up cancer initiative because i couldn't raise any money for it. because we proposed literally six on the border, group of people that are almost called you to ask but a long story. and it is something that -- there's a lot you guyings are on the edge of so many things. think about it. jimmy carter was declared basically gone five times. not now but it has amazing -- a little bit like you never give up hope and when it comes through not planned. it's just whoa you got it anyway
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i'm talking too much. >> mr. president do you believe you have -- to change right now? >> i hope so. i don't know. i haven't done any -- >> on thursday president biden holds first official news conference since taking office watch live coverage at 1:15 p.m. eastern on c-span online at c-span.org or listen on the free c-span radio app. here's a look at our live coverage today at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span treasury secretary janet yellen and federal reserve chair jer role powell testify before the senate bank economy about federal response to the pandemic. and this at 2:30 senate arm services sub committee holds hearing on sexual assault in the military. on c-span2 the senate is back at
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10:30 to work for assistant health an human services secretary, and deputy energy secretary, and on c-span 3 a senate committee meets at 10 a.m. to review potential changes to campaign finance and election law with former tone general eric holder and michigan secretary of state joselyn benson. there's also more live coverage streaming on our website, at 9:30 a.m. eastern a house homeland security sub committee looks at how state and local officials are responding to domestic terrorism threats. at 10 a.m. senate home land sub committee examines how federal government is preparing for the next national emergency. also at 2:30, the senate small business committee reviews the status of several covid-19 relief programs including the paycheck protection loan program. again, that's all live at c-span.org. >> now live to london for british prime ministers question time. each week the house of commons
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is in session we bring you prime minister boris johnson taking questions from members of the house of commons. live wednesday mornings here on c-span2. now, live to the floor of the british house of commons. .... >> i'm aware this is something they researched extensively. >> we have got to move on to questions to the prime minister. i am now going to call the prime minister where it will be fi

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